Hydraulic Fracturing

  EnergyFromShale.org, the industry website, says, “The oil and natural gas production industry uses these lessons to develop best practices to minimize the environmental and societal impacts associated with development.” The image above from National Geographic, The New Oil Landscape, March, 2013, suggests that the ideal is far from the reality. And even if the […]

We have large deposits of shale oil – in the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania, and in the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Canada.  Estimates vary. USGS, 2008 estimated 3.0 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of recoverable oil.  Today, the North Dakota Geological Survey (PDF) estimates 18 Billions Barrels of recoverable oil.  It also states “the […]

“To Make Fracturing Safer,” editorial, in May 11, 2012, begins “Gas … is cleaner than coal” and concludes “Oil and and gas drilling will always be a risky business; the administration cannot let pass this opportunity to make it safer.” Clean and Green within 18 is the opportunity the Administration should not let pass. We […]